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We Answer Your Dental Care Questions

General dentistry is a broad category. Everyday dental cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions can all be classified as such, among many other treatment methods and preventative strategies. Dr. Glenn M. Wilson and his team are here to help you with all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. However, we understand you probably have lots of questions about the treatments you need. We’re happy to help you find the answers to your questions and gain the peace of mind you desire. Our team is proud to serve New Milford, CT, and the surrounding communities with a wide range of dental services. Browse our most frequently asked questions below or get in touch with us to address additional concerns.

Why Is Visiting the Dentist Important?

Keeping up with frequent appointments to your trusted dentist is crucial. Not only do these visits give us a chance to take care of your health concerns right away, but they also allow us to screen for additional problems. Our team will look for signs of cavities before they become a more severe problem, as well as perform screenings for oral cancer and gum disease. We’ll evaluate your overall oral health and make recommendations for how to maintain or improve your condition. Making regular appointments also gives you plenty of chances to ask any questions you may have about dental hygiene or your treatment options.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

We generally recommend seeing your local dentist for a checkup about twice a year. Most patients can get by with an appointment every six months, but others may need to visit Dr. Wilson more often. Our team will let you know how often you should visit based on your current oral health.

Do I Need to Visit the Dentist Even If My Teeth Feel Fine?

Yes! Even if you haven’t had pain or other issues with your teeth, you should still schedule a checkup with Dr. Wilson. You may have an underlying condition that has yet to show symptoms. Besides, regular checkups are a fantastic chance to get a deep cleaning that you just can’t achieve at home with normal toothpaste and mouthwash. When you visit the dentist, you get a thorough cleaning and some further advice on keeping your teeth healthy in the months to come.

What Is a Dental Filling?

Dental fillings are typical treatments for cavities or cracked teeth. During the treatment, your dentist will remove the decayed area and refill the space with a tooth-colored material that looks just like your natural smile. Today’s general dentistry professionals can perform fillings with porcelain, composite resin, or amalgam.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are a common method of cosmetic dentistry. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution to missing or severely decayed teeth. During this multi-step procedure, your dentist will surgically place implant body into your jaw and attach a permanent crown to the end. Once the treatment is complete, you’ll reap all the benefits of normal teeth, including a natural appearance, the ability to speak and chew without hassle, and little to no additional maintenance outside of a typical hygiene routine.

Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

You might need a tooth extraction for a variety of reasons. If a tooth is too severely decayed to be fixed with a filling or root canal, your dentist might suggest an extraction. Other reasons we may recommend a tooth extraction include advanced periodontal disease, impacted teeth, overcrowding, or severely broken teeth. However, we take every measure to preserve your tooth before suggesting a removal.

 To Learn More, Contact Us Today

Dr. Glenn M. Wilson and his team are always here to address your concerns when it comes to general or cosmetic dentistry. We have years of experience and the knowledge you need to maintain your excellent oral health. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. Contact us today with your concerns or to schedule an appointment.